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jamesrbrown322

Franklin, TN (via Portsmouth, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 1995 Ohio State-Notre Dame game. Close Second: Attending 2002 Ohio State-Michigan.

    Played plenty of sports in High School, with very few truly great moments, unless getting into an all-out brawl with a private Catholic school during our soccer game counts.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George and Mike Doss (tie)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty or Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals and Browns (Grew up in neutral territory)
  • NHL TEAM: Bruins and Predators
  • NBA TEAM: Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Reds and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal, MLS - Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 13 hours ago

I think most of the "dropping" in these polls is due to everyone's reaction to not having Brax. As has already been said, if OSU wins out, they're in the playoffs. So let's just take it one game at a time.

Comment 17 hours ago

I loved the idea of having had him in town to help OSU put the "press" on Harris and Burrell, but it was not meant to be. I still think Buckeyes land at least one of the visitors this weekend, in addition to Gibson.

Either way, I am stoked for this game, but will be out celebrating my wife's birthday...and checking my text alerts.
 

Comment 22 hours ago

Bragg dropping OSU is not a shock. I thought that they'd stay in it a bit longer, but he's always been Lexington bound IMO. Win some, lose some, but still hate for such an elite Ohio talent to go somewhere else.

Comment 22 hours ago

IMO, the coaches felt that OSU had superior enough talent to beat Navy pretty soundly without opening up the playbook much. However, once it was obvious that Navy wasn't going away, and was keying on OSU's run and screens, the Bucks opened it up a bit more, used a little bit more creativity and pulled away. Doing so also gave the defense a sense of momentum and support from the offense, as well as some much needed rest.

I am hoping that they playbook is indeed more "open" this week and we see some offensive creativity. Also, against a more pro-style offense, our DLine, and D overall, will have more of a chance to showcase new schemes and changes, as well as their natural gift - pass rushing - as opposed to reading the option.

The point spread is 12, and I think it's right on for this one. I will admit that I was quite worried when Navy answered to make it 14-13, but the Smith bomb convinced me that the Bucks were going to pull it out. We'll learn much more about this team this week, which fortunately is at home.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

I think some of his coordinators' playcalling is questionable, but I don't know that I'd put all of the deficiencies squarely on him and say he hasn't coached well...that's pretty ridiculous.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Look, give Verne some credit. He has a difficult enough time remembering to put his pants on each morning. So, pronouncing a kid's name is an awful lot to ask of him.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

 I think that there are many positives from this game. At the very least, Barrett and the OLine now have tape to review and receive critiques on their performances. That was certainly ugly, but a win is a win, and overall, I thought that the D looked pretty good considering how long they were asked to be on the field. They kept the team in it the first half. Now, let's go out and get a W against Va Tech. Most importantly, I hope that they stay healthy and continue to improve with each game.

The future is certainly bright in Columbus, and the present could still be pretty special too! Go Bucks!

Comment 30 Aug 2014

My only complaint about OSU's offensive scheme is that I wish they ran more power formations in short yardage, but hell they scored a lot of points last year, and I guess that's what matters.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Impressive! Well done. It's taking the two most awesome things in the world and putting them together!

Comment 30 Aug 2014

So stoked for the 2014 Edition of our Buckeyes. This just never gets old -

Let's go Bucks! Show them Ohio's here!!!

Comment 29 Aug 2014

That was a double facepalm type of day for the SEC East. Wow, both games were pretty shocking.

Vanderbilt was just so worn down from playing that SEC gauntlet last year, and from practicing against SEC caliber talent.